‘Disappointing’ Turnout Expected for this Year’s PG Triathlon
Prince George, B.C. – Fewer people than usual will be participating in tomorrow’s 2016 Northern Sports Centre Prince George Triathlon out at West Lake.
Race director Frank Blues expects about 50 people to take part which he admits is a “bit disappointing.”
“We’ve had quite high numbers in previous years but perhaps the weather has contributed to that and perhaps we didn’t get organized soon enough and help generate the interest in the event.”
Blues, who’s participated in the event a number of times through its 30 plus year history, says they plan to set up the course today in time for tomorrow’s 9 a.m. start (the Sprint starts at 9:30 a.m.).
He says there will be three events including:
- Standard (Olympic) Triathlon – a 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike ride and a 10 km run.
- Sprint Triathlon – a .75 km swim, 20 km bike ride and a 5 km run.
- Duathlon – a 5 km run, 40 km bike ride and a 5 km run
Rob Millar won last year’s men’s Standard (Olympic) Triathlon in a time 2:16:40. Beth Hillhouse won the women’s race in a time of 2:42:15.
Rob Vogt won the men’s Spring in a time of 1:13:43 while Leanne Garrison won the women’s event in a time of 1:25:20.
Dan Bedard won the Duathlon event in a time of 1:48:19.